Handshake is a powerful recruiting platform enabling students and alumni to connect with employers, both domestic and international, for their next incredible internship or employment opportunity!  Read on for information on how to connect.

  • UW Students & Alumni

    • Degree-seeking UW Seattle and Bothell students:
    • • Who are currently registered can login to their Handshake accounts at uw.joinhandshake.com using their UWNetID credentials
    • UW Seattle & Bothell Alumni:
    • • If you have never had a Handshake account, you may request an alumni account by completing and submitting the Alumni Free Handshake Access webform.
    • • If you already have a Handshake account and would like to update the email address associated with that account, please email your request to handshake@uw.edu.
    • UW Tacoma students and alumni:
    • • Contact tcareer@uw.edu for further information about the UW Tacoma Handshake platform.
    • UW Certificate and non-matriculated students:
    • Request Handshake access for a nominal quarterly fee.
  • Accessibility Information (UW Seattle and Bothell Students and Staff)

    • If you have a Disability and rely on a screen reader or the keyboard for access to your computer, you will experience difficulty using this application. As the University works with Handshake to improve accessibility, please contact handshake@uw.edu for assistance in navigating and using this application. A member of our team will respond within 2 business days to assist you.
  • UW Departments

  • Employers

  • Community Member (non-matriculated students and those unaffiliated with the UW)

Interested in Internships?

      • Check out our Internships page for tips and resources on how to find, maximize, and reflect on internships.

Interested in nannying, tutoring or other home-based part-time jobs?

Interested in learning about Handshake’s virtual career fairs?

Questions or trouble accessing the system even after following the steps above? Contact handshake@uw.edu for assistance

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Peacock Family Services

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Best High Technologies LLC (BHT)

Donald Lococo Architects

Guardian Life Insurance Company

Willamette Week

Lime Connect


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